K. P. Fabian

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  • K. P. Fabian retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2000, when he was ambassador to Italy and PR to UN. His book Commonsense on War on Iraq was published in 2003.

    The Euro-Greek Crisis

    The Euro-Greek Crisis

    There are distressing signals that the EU led by Germany is going in the wrong direction, moving away from the vision of its founders who aspired to build a Europe of democracies based on solidarity among Europeans.

    August 04, 2015

    The Euro-Greece-Crisis: What Next?

    The Euro-Greece-Crisis: What Next?

    Will Europe sleepwalk into a Grexit and the attendant collapse of Euro and the European Union as it did in World War I about a hundred years ago? The answer depends mainly on Chancellor Merkel.

    July 09, 2015

    Is it a Greek Tragedy or a European One?

    Is it a Greek Tragedy or a European One?

    Do the successors of Monnet have the moral strength to move in the right direction rather than act like petty minded accountants who want to balance the books at any cost?

    June 29, 2015

    Yemen’s Endless Agony

    Yemen’s Endless Agony

    Iran has lent some support to the Houthis, but its support is not a decisive factor. The Saudis have for exaggerated Iran’s role and have in the process made it difficult for themselves to see the reality.

    June 23, 2015

    The Islamic State and the United States

    The Islamic State and the United States

    It is difficult to figure out the basic motivation of US policy. It might be sheer inability to decide or it might be the desire to lend support to the progressive realization of the 1982 Yinon plan.

    June 08, 2015

    The Death Sentence on Former President Morsi

    The Death Sentence on Former President Morsi

    With the death sentence pronounced on Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected President in Egypt’s history, it is difficult not to conclude that Egypt is moving away from a democratic destination at an accelerated pace.

    May 25, 2015

    Ukraine: where is it going?

    Ukraine: where is it going?

    It is possible, if there is political will, to find a negotiated settlement on the basis of a new constitution giving greater say to regions in foreign policy. In brief, the US should agree to a sort of Finlandization of Ukraine.

    August 25, 2014

    President Obama’s Policy on Syria

    President Obama’s Policy on Syria

    This is the right time to raise a fundamental question about Obama’s policy towards Syria: Is there a coherent, consistent policy, based on a reasonably accurate assessment of the ground realities in Syria? The answer is a definite no.

    November 18, 2014

    The Lightning from Greece Strikes Germany

    The Lightning from Greece Strikes Germany

    If Greece defaults and walks out, the EU will be in crisis. Speculators will go for Spain and the EU will not be able to find the money to bail out a large economy such as that of Spain.

    January 30, 2015

    Tunisia stands out

    Tunisia stands out

    With the conclusion of the parliamentary and presidential elections, based on a constitution that finely balances the country’s Islamic heritage with the need for modernity, Tunisia has done what Egypt has failed to do.

    December 31, 2014

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